Protestors put up tents one day after police clear encampment at GWU, disperse after arrest warnings

Police issued several warnings to protestors, urging them to leave GWU property.

Published: May 10, 2024 9:28am

Roughly 300 protesters were spotted on the same block as George Washington University President Ellen Granberg’s house putting up tents and attempting to block the street just one day after D.C. police broke up a pro-Palestinian encampment on campus and arrested dozens.

Police reportedly warned the protestors that they would be arrested if they did not leave the area and they ultimately complied. 

According to the Washington Post, police initially "showed no immediate signs of moving to clear the street or arrest demonstrators Thursday night" but they "cordoned off several blocks surrounding the 1900 block of F Street to vehicles and pedestrians."

Later, police issued several warnings to protestors, urging them to leave GWU property. Some demonstrators left the area while others stayed until a fourth warning from police came. 

The protesters could be heard yelling, "Free Palestine" while walking down the block, according to the Post report. Getty Images photos show protestors holding, "Ceasefire Now" signs.

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